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BMRC welcomes new members age 16 and over for just £10 a month. Why not pay us a visit on Mondays and Thursdays from 7.45pm on.
Please check first before travelling.  See Club Info for more details on how to contact us!

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Railway Correspondance and Travel Soc
Interesting talks approximatly monthly at Saltaire Methodist Church http://www.rcts.org.uk/

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Layouts

The club currently has SIX + layouts in various stages of construction.

Current Exhibition Layouts:-

1. Club Layouts

Oxenhope O  (BMRC) 38ft by 3ft end to end

Featured in the April 2010 issue of Hornby Magazine
Listed in eLayouts at www.ukmodelshops.co.uk/layouts


Picture Courtesy of Hornby Magazine

Based on the terminal station of the KWVR branch from Keighley to Oxenhope in prior preservation days.

Click HERE for more OXENHOPE pictures and information

Hire this layout for your show.
Needs provision of a jumbo transit van + fuel for van and 1 car as well as insurance lunch and vast quantities of tea for 4 operators. Accommodation with breakfast required if over 60miles. Requires 2 sockets consumption 400W (mainly lighting). Insurance value £5000 excluding stock
Click HERE to download a printable info sheet

Reevy Road West 00  21ft (6.3m) by 8ft (2.4m deep)

Ready spring 2018. First outing Lincoln Exhibition Feb 2018.
Click here or goto the downloads section for a publicity leaflet.
The layout was acquired by the club in 2015 in very basic form and comprising only the front section, no fiddle yard and very basic scenery. A new fiddle yard has had to be constructed to permit continuous running. The layout is normally run in the “Corporate blue diesel era but the occasional steam special can be seen.
Reevy Road can be seen at Lincoln on Youtube see https://youtu.be/JPpesFCczZQ
Hire this layout for your show. Requires expenses for a Transit type van and possibly 1 car plus fuel, insurance, lunch and vast quantities of tea for 3 to 4 operators and are approximately £200-£350, depending on distance and transport hire charges. Additionally, for instances of over approx. 60 miles or 1hr travelling Bed and Breakfast accommodation will be required. Insurance value £15000 including stock. Size 21ft (6300mm) by 8ft (2400mm) with central well. Power required is 2 sockets consumption 600W (mainly lighting)


Titheridge Junction N  14ft (4.2m) by 8ft (2.4m deep)

Our new N gauge Diesel era layout due to debute at our May 2014 exhibition and featuring a MERG Cbus controlled fiddle yard with route setting.
Please go to the download section for a publicity leaflet.

At Stuttgart Nov 2015

Finished apart from signals running night 10th April 2014

Scenery finished 20th March 2014

Under construction progress as 6th March 2014



Under construction Feb 2014 


Titheridge Junction is named after member Pau;ine McKennas late Husband and DB Schenker driver Steve Titheridge.
It is besed around the late 60's early 80's era and can represent the BR Western Region period 1970 1977 when it runs Paulines Western diesels and stock. This comprises Western, Hymeck, Class 22, Class121 and 122 DMU's from Dapol with Warships, Class 14, 20, 24, 25, 31, 37, 47, and DMU's 101 and 108 from Bachmann. Steve had acquired a number of Dapol 6 wheel milk tanks which was going to be used for a Creamery hence the Creamery on Titheridge Junction. All locos have been renumbered, detailed with buffer beam detail at one end. Coaches and Wagons are fitted with close couplings with the last item in the train having its coupling removed which makes a big improvement to the overall appearance. All the stock is lightly weathered.
Hire this layout for your event. Requires expenses for a large Transit type van, car plus fuel, insurance, lunch and vast quantities of tea for 4 operators. Power required is 2 sockets consumption 600W (mainly lighting). Expenses are approx. £250-£350, depending on distance Insurance value £8000 including stock. Additionally for distances of over approx. 60 miles or 1hr travelling Bed and Breakfast accommodation with English breakfast will be required. Size 14ft (4.2m) by 8ft (2.4m) with central operator well.


Victoria Road OO (BMRC) 24ft by 8 ft oval

Featured in the December 2008 Issue of Hornby Magazine
Listed in eLayouts at www.ukmodelshops.co.uk/layouts/


Picture Courtesy of Hornby Magazine

Based on Saltaire between Shipley and Keighley on the Aire Valley Line. As the area has been compressed somewhat we have named it after the road over the bridge next to the station (Victoria Road).

Click HERE for more VICTORIA ROAD pictures and information

Hire this layout for your show.
Needs provision of a jumbo transit van + fuel for van and 1 car as well as insurance, lunch and vast quantities of tea for 5 operators. Accommodation with breakfast required if over 60miles. Requires 2 sockets consumption 400W (mainly lighting). Insurance value £5000 excluding stock.


2. Members Layouts

Abidale N DCC (Bill Pyett) 9ft 6" by 2ft 6" (3m by 0.75m)


More details to follow

Arnold Lane 00 Gauge 4ft by 2ft Pauline McKenna

 A small Diesel depot set in the 1970s 

Click Here to download an information sheet


Chesil Exchange O (Chris Towers)  14ft 3" (4.3m) by 2 feet (0.6m) PLUS Operator space

A small Colonel Stephens O gauge layout originally built by Mike Hayward
It uses despite being O scale it uses OO rail to portray its light railway nature.
Control is conventional with points and signals being worked by solenoid motors.



Hire this layout for your show.
Needs provision of a large car or small van + fuel as well as lunch and vast quantities of tea for 3 operators. Accommodation with breakfast required if over approx 1 hours travelling. Requires a table, 2 sockets, consumption 400W (mainly lighting). Insurance value £5000 excluding stock

Click Here to download an information sheet

Colyer Street 00 Modern DCC 15' by 2'  (Pauline McKenna)


A former through station, the line has been truncated to a terminus, and that is what has been modelled. Passenger services are in the hands of DMUs although a loco hauled service still runs as does an occasional parcels train. Freight serviced are limited to serving a brewery and yard. Other trains run as required. Track is Peco code 75 and Peco point motors are used to change the points.
The layout is controlled by an N.C.E Power Cab DCC system most locos being fiitted with sound.

Click Here to download an information sheet

Dalry Road (Ian Atkinson)

Featured in the July 2010 issue of HORNBY Magazine

Exhibited at Bolton 2007, Bradford 2009, Fleetwood 2009


A Scottish layout based in the green diesel era, the chosen period of 1965 to 1970 is a rarely modelled era, which is a great pity as it was one of the most colourful.

Click Here for more DALRY ROAD pictures and information

Hire this layout for your show.
Needs provision of a jumbo transit van + fuel for van and 1 car as well as lunch and vast quantities of tea for 4 operators. Accommodation with breakfast required if over approx 1 hours travelling. Requires a table, 2 sockets, consumption 400W (mainly lighting). Insurance value £5000 excluding stock


Dolly Hill N (Chris Towers and family)

A quality compact N gauge layout with many scenic features and working signals.

Click Here for more pictures and information

Hire this layout for your show.
Needs provision fuel for one car as well as lunch and vast quantities of tea for 2 operators. Accommodation with breakfast required if over 60miles. Requires 2 sockets consumption 200W (mainly lighting). Insurance value £1000 excluding stock

Click Here to download an information sheet


Ethel Halt Small O 12ft by 2ft (John Wimbles) Cup winner at Rainhill 2017

A privately owned branch line terminus in the Colonel Stevens vain. It uses traditional control with points operated be seep motors . Stock is a mix of kit built and proprietary.


Hire this layout for your show Requirements are - Provision of a large car or small van + fuel as well as lunch and vast quantities of tea for 3 operators. Accommodation with breakfast required if over approx 1 hours travelling. Requires a table for stock along with 2 sockets, Consumption 400W (mainly lighting) Dimensions are 14ft 3” by 2ft (4.3m by 0.6m) plus 3ft (900mm) behind for operator space Insurance - Layout £2500; Stock £5500 Contact John Wimbles on Mobile 07815 073721 or email bd4PlumbingandHeating@sky.com


Fry Up OO9 11ft by 2ft (Chris Towers and family)

Click Here for more pictures and information

Hire this layout for your show.
Needs provision fuel for one car as well as insurance lunch and vast quantities of tea for 2 operators. Accommodation with breakfast required if over 60miles. Requires 2 sockets consumption 200W (mainly lighting). Insurance value £1000 excluding stock
Click HERE to download a double sided printable info sheet

Click Here to download an information sheet


Glenbogle O (7mm=1ft) -Ian Atkinson (Formally owned by Ian Futers) 14ft 6" by 2 ft PLUS Operator space.

A Scottish 50-70 era layout minimalistic layout a station. goods facilities with just 4 points comprising two 4ft 6" scenic boards and a 4ft 6" fiddle yard 3 road traversor board

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Hire this layout for your show.
Needs provision of a large car or small van + fuel as well as lunch and vast quantities of tea for 3 operators. Accommodation with breakfast required if over approx 1 hours travelling. Requires a table, 2 sockets , consumption 400W (mainly lighting). Insurance value £5000 excluding stock
Contact    Ian Atkinson 0776 8833473 or email ian.atkinson@zen.com


Kitson Castle and Peckett Pier 009 Chris Towers  (Not availalbe under re-construction)

(Formally Wellbeck Andrew and Robert Jagger)

Click Here to download an information sheet


Low Moor T gauge from BMRC member Graham Burnley 5ft 6" (1750mm) by 3ft 6" (950mm)
This layout was conceived whilst the new Low Moor Railway Station in West Yorkshire was under constructed on site (2016 to 2017) and I thought that it could be done in T-gauge 1.450 scale.
Whilst the real railway station has been open for over a year (as of May 2018) my layout like the real railway been a little late as it has taken 2 years to build.

Simple construction of the layout is by using stacked A1 foam sheets as T-Gauge is not heavy,  (22mm in T Gauge = 10 meters in real life approx). Plastic sheeting 2mm thick was used to obtain the top surface on which the diorama/scenery is placed.
All buildings are either made from 3D printing or scratch built from various materials. There are: over 200 vehicles, over 180 trees, 45 residential buildings (5 different types) and 34 different 3D printed or scratch built industrial buildings.
The layout is a double track continuous loop. Each track can be run from a mains power supply or by 6 AA batteries (these lasts about 2 – 6 hours).
I had not intended this layout to be an exhibition-piece as it was to be for home use only but I was invited to display the layout at the Bradford Model Railway Club May 2018 exhibition.
 
If you would like to hire this layout for your exhibition it requires 1 operator plus lunch. If over 60 miles from Bradford, West Yorkshire then accommodation and breakfast is required.
Needs provision of car hire + fuel and insurance for the layout £2000.00 excluding rolling stock.
The layout will only require one socket and only consumes 4.5 volts which is very small power output. Please forward any enquires to: Graham Burnley thunderhawk@btinternet.com or telephone 0745 299 4060 between 4pm and 6pm and also weekends.
More information on Low Moor can be seen at https://www.tgauge.com/

Click Here to download a Low Moor information sheet


Millfield Yard N Gauge 9ft x 18in Pauline McKenna

The layout set somewhere on the Southern Region around London in the early 90's, which allows locos from any region appearing, The upper level has a station terminus which is 3rd rail, with a freight yard on the lower level, which deals with steel traffic.
Three reception sidings receive trains which are then shunted into the warehouse.

Click Here to download a Millfield Yard information sheet


New Millshaw 0 gauge (Chris Towers and familiy);



New Millshaw is the remains of a small branch line within West Yorkshire, one of many that existed in this area. Built to serve one of the local coal mines, the line beyond the station was closed during the Beeching era when the pit closed and the branch now only serves the town of New Millshaw and its brewery — the home of Terrier Bitter. The layout was originally built be Roger Epps and was a first step in 7mm O Gauge modelling after moving up from O0 Gauge. Trackwork throughout is Peco Code 124 and points have now been upgraded from wire in tube to seep point motors. Buildings are from a variety of sources, such as Peco, and Skytrex, whilst others were sourced via the internet with some of the other structures scratchbuilt. Loco's are mainly proprietary Heljan, Dapol or Bachmann but a number of kit built loco’s may also be seen. Passenger stock is Bachmann or kit built. Goods stock is a variety of proprietary or kit built from major manufacturers. If you have any questions please ask and we will be only too pleased to try and answer them.
Hire this layout for your show      Needs - Provision of 2 cars (Local area only) or small van + fuel as well as lunch and a supply of tea for3 operators. If over approx 1½ hours travelling, accommodation with breakfast is required. Requires a table for stock along with 2 sockets, consumption 400W (mainly lighting). Contact
Chris Towers 07949 81677 or email towers.chris@hotmail.com

Click Here to download an information sheet


Queens Road Depot  Diesel servicing facility (Chris Towers and family)

Originally built as a DCC demonstration layout by Andrew Jagger this has been taken on by Chris Towers and converted to dual analogue or DCC operation. 4ft by 2ft requires a table to stand on. Work in progress.

Hire this layout for your show.
Needs provision fuel for one car as well as insurance lunch and vast quantities of tea for 2 operators. Accommodation with breakfast required if over 60miles. Requires 2 sockets consumption 200W (mainly lighting). Insurance value £500 excluding stock
Chris Towers 07949 81677 or email towers.chris@hotmail.com


Ullapool O (7mm=1ft) Ian Atkinson Formally owned by Ian Futers)14ft 6" by 2ft PLUS Operator space.

This 7mm layout depicts what a Highland Railway branch line between Garve, on the Kyle line, and Ullapool, by the shores of Loch Broom, may have look like, had the line been built in the 1890s. It is assumed the line stayed open until the period modelled in the 1970s – 80s. The structures are all based on prototypes. Operation of the line is in the main, BRCW Type 2 motive power with timber and fish traffic somehow still surviving, whilst a mediocre passenger service links Ullapool with Dingwall and Inverness.

Hire this layout for your show.
Needs provision of a large car or small van + fuel as well as lunch and vast quantities of tea for 3 operators. Accommodation with breakfast required if over approx 1 hours travelling. Requires a table, 2 sockets, consumption 400W (mainly lighting). Insurance value £5000 excluding stock

Click Here to download an information sheet


Previous Layouts

Dewsbury Midland N (BMRC)- being refurbished for 2011. 14ft by 8 foot Oval.
An N gauge layout derived from Arthur Whitehead's original idea of the same name.


Grassington OO (BMRC) 28ft by 3ft end to end (NOTE this layout has very limited availablity for local events only)

Refurbished for the 2010 Grassington Festival
Featured in the DECEMBER 2011 issue of Hornby Magazine
Listed in eLayouts at www.ukmodelshops.co.uk/layouts/

Based on Grassington and Threshfield the final station on the Midland Branch from Embsey Junction (near Skipton) on the Yorkshire Dales Railway. Modellers 'licence' has been used to  incorporate the proposed but never built northern extension to Northallerton.

Click HERE for more GRASSINGTON pictures  and info

Hire this layout for your show.
Needs provision of a jumbo transit van + fuel for van and 1 car as well as insurance lunch and vast quantities of tea for 4 operators. Accommodation with breakfast required if over 60miles. Requires 2 sockets consumption 400W (mainly lighting). Insurance value £5000 excluding stock
Click HERE to download a double sided printable sheet  


Proposed layouts

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